Advisory Board

Brandon Atkinson

Chief People Officer, AppNexus

In his role as Chief People Officer, Brandon is the steward of AppNexus’ talent and culture. He drives all initiatives and programs involving the recruitment and development of AppNexians, including human resources, talent acquisition, talent development, benefits and compensation. Early in his AppNexus tenure, Brandon built the company’s Global Services organization, which is responsible for providing implementation and integration support for AppNexus customers. Prior to joining AppNexus, he was Director of Global Services at Opsware, and later served as Site Executive – Romania, where he started Opsware's first off-shore engineering office. After Opsware's acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2007, he became Hewlett-Packard’s Solution Director, EMEA, Business Service Automation. Brandon began his career with AmeriCorps*VISTA as a community organizer for a nonprofit housing provider in Anchorage, Alaska. Brandon earned his B.A. in history from Livingston College at Rutgers University and holds an MPA from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin.